If you are a movie buff then this couple’s wedding is sure to inspire! Jessica and Harrison’s whimsical wedding took elements of various popular movies including, Twilight, Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, and even the Star Wars franchise. Fittingly, the big day took place at the elegant Eglinton Grand Theatre. Perfectly planned by the creative minds at Art of Celebrations and stunningly captured by Bassem Photography, this is one showstopper of a wedding that you don’t want to miss.

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With delicate hanging white flowers, and tons of gorgeous greenery, including draping vines, ferns, and an aisle made entirely of moss, the couple’s intimate ceremony was inspired by Bella and Edward’s wedding from the movie Twilight. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the subtle Harry Potter references that were also incorporated in this couple’s ceremony like wedding bands inside a “Golden Snitch”! How cute is that idea?

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The couple entered their romantic reception to the “Imperial March” from Star Wars — they even had a live lightsaber battle in front of all their friends and family which lead into their first dance!

Reminiscent of a glitzy, Gatsby-themed party, the ballroom was jazzed up with dark jewel tones, gold, and pearls adding to the art deco vibe of the night. Art of Celebrations provided the chic decor and the grandiose florals that were the picture of sophistication. The live band, Toronto Jazz Collective, seamlessly tied into the 1920s theme, getting the guests to their feet.

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The Credit Valley Golf and Country Club Ballroom Open House


This past weekend, Credit Valley Golf and Country Club hosted its very first wedding open house and what a fantastic open house it was! With the help of some of its preferred vendors, the venue invited a slew of newly engaged couples to drop by and check out their stunning newly renovated ballroom and taste some delectable cuisine courtesy of their in-house chef David Chrystian. Fun Fact: David Chrystian was also a contestant on Top Chef Canada!

As we walked up to the club house, we couldn’t help but admire the beautiful surroundings – even in this (very) early spring weather, the grounds were perfectly manicured and entirely welcoming. Once inside, we were ushered into the Ballroom, complete with exposed wood ceilings and panoramic views of the picturesque outdoors. Stepping outside, we were also able to check out the patio overlooking the beautiful course. While taking in the view, we couldn’t help but think what a perfect setting this would be for a warm, evening cocktail reception during the summer.

Back inside, we continued our tour of the space. I found myself admiring the different table linens (courtesy of Affair Tent & Event Rentals) and decor options courtesy of the talented team at I Do Weddings and Decor. As someone who recently got married, I know how overwhelming it can be having to decide everything from the chairs, to the place settings, to the table linens, to the flowers, to the decor and everything in between, so I loved that the venue showcased multiple options for couples looking for some help visualizing their dream day.

A big thanks to Margaret at Avenue Photo for capturing all the details so we could share this lovely afternoon with you!

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Adorned with a beautiful blush-and-cream floral table runner, this stunning head table was designed by the lovely Krista from KJ & Co.

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Never one to disappoint, Patricia’s Cake Creations had on display some of their finest creations – one of my personal favorites was a ruffled three tiered cake featuring just a hint of gold and glam – so elegant and refined! Of course, there was certainly no shortage of catering either! The team at Credit Valley really pulled out all the stops and treated guests to a number of delectable hors d’oeuvres and canapés as well as a Taco station – always a crowd favorite!

The team even went the extra mile, preparing takeaway gifts of house made jams and freshly baked scones for guests to take home –  now that’s hospitality!

Another fun touch to the day was the photobooth courtesy of Julie Broadbent Photography which featured tons of cute props – sure to keep you and your guests entertained! The talented musicians from 586 Event Group and DJs from Maximum Music provided tunes for the afternoon that kept the ambiance fun and light while our friends at Brent Miller LIVE and Enduring Promises – wedding officiants chatted away with guests.

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The events team at Credit Valley deserve a big congrats for putting together such a successful first wedding open house – no easy feat! There was clearly a lot of work and effort that went into this event, demonstrating a keen focus to all the little details. Guests were made to feel warm and welcomed at every turn – we were thrilled to be a part of it!

Erin and Chris’ “Paint Splatter Meets Enchanted Forest” Themed Wedding at District 28


Together since high school, Erin and Chris’ big day at District 28 was filled with darling personal touches that reflected their romantic history. The couple initially went to the their wedding planner with a completely open mind and the desire of doing something totally unique — and totally them– and Love by Lynzie Events + Design delivered! “There was so much insane detail put into every aspect of this wedding,” says Carlee at Love by Lynzie. “They absolutely knew they wanted their wedding’s colour scheme to be orange and green, and that’s when we knew it was kismet… I mean orange?! Come on!” Gorgeously shot by Sara Monika, Photographer, this wedding is definitely Pin-worthy.

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The couple’s chic photo session was both romantic and playful and beautifully symbolizes their relationship.

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The couple’s intimate ceremony was highlighted by the bright, modern mural that was designed by the team at LBL. Carlee explains, “District 28 is literally a blank white space, so you have to be as creative as you can be! We were allowed to paint all over the walls and create murals for both the ceremony and reception space which was an absolute blast!

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The “paint splatter meets enchanted forest” theme carried on throughout every room of the venue — including the paint splatter guest book and seating chart in the cocktail space.

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The swanky reception was infused with both modern and whimsical elements, including bold florals from Tanya List Designs. From the colourful vases to the gorgeous glowing candles, the playful (and pretty) decor was provided by Event Rental Group, Linen Closet, and Marvelle Events. “The ribbon installation and hand made paper flower centrepieces were hands down the coolest things we’ve ever seen done at a wedding and really brought a feeling of whimsy to the space,” notes Carlee. Not to mention, the delicious food from elle cuisine was elegantly accented by the ethereal tableware from Plate Occasions.

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Big thanks to Brightside Films for sharing this sweet highlight reel with us.

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